There’s no better way to usher in the lighter, brighter mood of the coming months than with pretty updates on eyes, lips and brows. For a fresh look at every age, we picked the perfect trend from the Spring 2012 runways that you’ll love trying out this season. Also, check out the best red lipstick for every age and the new classic hairstyles of the season.
20′s: Pastel Lips and Neon Nails
Have fun with a Palm-Beach-chic pink lip offset with fluorescent orange nails—a spirited color-blocking look that went over big on the Milly runway. Keep the lip matte and your nails short and square.
30s: Cool Washes of Silver
Sweep an atmospheric pale silver eye shadow in an arc on your lid and above the crease, a trick that opens the entire face, as models at the Prabal Gurung show proved beautifully. For an extra boost, press a tiny bit of the shadow on the upper most ridges of the cheekbones to catch the light and cast a soft sheen on the skin.
40s: Power Brows and Nude Makeup
Confident brows and buff makeup were the talk of the spring runways, especially at Derek Lam. Enhance your arches by brushing through a creamy eye shadow—which blends in easier than a waxy brow pencil—and finish with a beige lipstick topped with sunny gloss for a healthy glow.
50s: Cat Eyes and Voluminous Lashes
Iconic winged eyeliner had a comeback this season, and never was it so glamorous than at Dolce & Gabbana. Trace on tapered, thin-to-thick streak of black liner, angling the tip and extending it slightly beyond the outer eye corner. Perfectly curled, combed and mascara-coated lashes complemented the modern look.